6th June 2010

Landslide derails train at Falls of Crachan

Eight passengers were injured when their Glasgow to Oban train derailed at the foot of Ben Cruachan after hitting debris from a landslide. One of the carriages was left hanging over a 50ft drop, and both the line and the road below it were closed for a week as a recovery operation swung into operation. This was complicated somewhat by the need to bring in a 1000 tonne crane by way of roads that weren’t built to support such a weight.



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